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Magic Johnson has the Solution to the Diversity Divide in Tech Industry

Magic Johnson has the Magic to solve Diversity Divide in Silicon Valley Erstwhile basketball player, Magic Johnson has the solution to the diversity divide in Silicon Valley as far as the scarcity of Blacks and Hispanic Americans is concerned.

Oct 23 2014, 4:58am CDT

The Termsheet is the Latest Startup Thriller

The Termsheet is the Latest Startup Thriller After selling his startup, Lucas Carlson decided to write a book. Like most self-important entrepreneurs on a mission to change the world, he decided to write a book on lessons learned in startup life. But his wife, who...

Jul 10 2014, 2:48am CDT

Quora Raises $80 Million To Stay Independent Forever

Quora Raises $80 Million To Stay Independent Forever Quora, the popular questions and answers website, says it has the largest library of first-hand knowledge and second largest library on the Web overall, after Wikipedia. But while Wikipedia stays independent with the...

Apr 9 2014, 8:20am CDT

Inside Sequoia Capital

Inside Sequoia Capital When Doug Leone arrived in Mount Vernon, N.Y. in 1968, the 11-year-old Italian immigrant didn’t have a clue. He flunked a math quiz in school because the terms “true” and “false” bewildered him. He wore unsightly slacks...

Mar 26 2014, 8:55am CDT

Japanese Giant Mitsui Leads $60M Investment In A Startup That Turns Pollution Into Pure Money

Japanese Giant Mitsui Leads $60M Investment In A Startup That Turns Pollution Into Pure Money As places like China and India continue to grow, an ever-increasing supply of billowing smoke stacks mark these countries’ landscapes. 7 million people died in 2012 from air pollution. LanzaTech wants to clean...

Mar 26 2014, 2:53am CDT

Messaging App Tango Raises $280 Million Led by Ali Baba's $215 Million

Alibaba Invests $215 Million that Helps Raise Tango $280 Million The Calif-based social messaging app Tango has raised $280 million in its Series D round of venture funding. And it has been aided by AliBaba which contributed $215 million.

Mar 20 2014, 5:48am CDT

Accel Partners Raises New Funds Totaling Over $1 Billion As Facebook Investor Jim Breyer Reduces Role Accel Partners, a leading venture capital and growth equity firm, has raised two new funds totaling $1.475 billion as one of its most prominent figures looks to decrease his role. Famed Accel leader Jim Breyer will...

Mar 19 2014, 10:06pm CDT

Renaissance Learning Finds New Private Equity Buyer For $1.1B After Taking Google Capital Cash In Less than one month after announcing an investment by the newly-formed Google Capital that valued it at $1 billion, education tech company Renaissance Learning has been acquired by a new private equity owner, Hellman...

Mar 13 2014, 7:11am CDT

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4 Hard Earned Lessons from Ben Horowitz

4 Hard Earned Lessons from Ben Horowitz  Hard Earned Lessons From Ben Horowitz Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Ben Horowitz gets real in his recently released book The Hard Thing About The Hard Things. While most start-up stories read like a romance...

Mar 7 2014, 4:51pm CST

Silicon Valley boom eludes many, drives income gap SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Arwin Buditom guards some of the most successful high-tech firms in America. Joseph Farfan keeps their heat, air and electric systems humming. But these workers and tens of thousands like them...

Mar 6 2014, 12:46am CST

Former NAACP president moves to venture capital SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Just months after stepping down as head of the nation's largest civil rights organization, former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is changing his career from an East Coast political activist to...

Mar 4 2014, 2:26am CST

Language App Duolingo Raises $20M In Race To Teach English Why waste your lunch break or commute playing Candy Crush or Flappy Bird when you could be well on your way to learning Italian or Portuguese? That’s the pitch of Duolingo, a popular language-learning  app that...

Feb 18 2014, 5:06pm CST

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Are These The VC Firms That Actually Fund Innovation? Venture capital firms in the U.S. spent $29.4 billion funding young companies last year. (That’s more than the national GDPs of about half the countries in the world.) Some of that cash went to outfits like D-Wave,...

Feb 18 2014, 1:06pm CST

Breaking: Aerohive Networks Publicly Files For IPO

Breaking: Aerohive Networks Publicly Files For IPO Aerohive Networks is going public. The wireless access point maker based in Sunnyvale, CA submitted a public S-1 form to the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday. The company is seeking up to $75 million in the...

Feb 13 2014, 6:05pm CST

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French leader heads to Silicon Valley to talk tech SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — France's president was visiting San Francisco on Wednesday and meeting with Silicon Valley technology leaders, just days after a French regulator hit Google with an embarrassing regulatory slap and...

Feb 12 2014, 3:38pm CST

Should Microsoft Move From Redmond To San Francisco?

Should Microsoft Move From Redmond To San Francisco? Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella loves to talk about innovation. But Microsoft will never innovate in Redmond, Wash. For that, it needs to move to San Francisco. In Seattle, the lack of competing opportunity for its talent...

Feb 10 2014, 7:35am CST

Joe Montana And Ashton Kutcher Don't Just Send flowers, They bought their own

Joe Montana And Ashton Kutcher Don't Just Send flowers, They bought their own flower Company If a popular coffee chain can raise over $40 million from the San Francisco tech community, maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that a flower company can count Ashton Kutcher and Joe Montana as investors. And as...

Feb 6 2014, 12:35pm CST

Can London's Tech City Measure Up To Silicon Valley?

Can London's Tech City Measure Up To Silicon Valley? U.K. venture capital may be heading toward a comeback, judging from several new funds and entrepreneurial action in tech hubs. East London is becoming one of the world’s great technology centers, a so-called...

Feb 6 2014, 8:37am CST

Is Entrepreneurship Success Determined by Your Relationship with Your Parents?

Is Entrepreneurship Success Determined by Your Relationship with Your Parents? Do you have happy, rich relationships with both your parents? If so, consider this a mixed blessing. Venture capitalist George Zachary, who has  been studying start-up founders for the better part of 20 years, says...

Feb 5 2014, 10:18am CST

Silicon Valley Revitalized

Silicon Valley Revitalized Silicon Valley booming with higher incomes, housing prices, but middle class, poor left behind SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jobs, income and investment keep soaring in Silicon Valley, but the growth is also driving up...

Feb 4 2014, 7:20pm CST

Why Kleiner's John Doerr Is Joining The Board Of Teacher Messaging App Remind101 The cliche “there’s an app for that” has finally reached teachers whose classrooms are slowly getting overhauled but still need to deal with basic issues like a forgotten permission slip or homework excuse. Already, 600...

Feb 4 2014, 7:12pm CST

Biotech IPOs: Lessons on How a Company Manages to Succeed After Failure

Biotech IPOs: Lessons on How a Company Manages to Succeed After Failure The following post was published on the Knowledge@Wharton website on January 22, 2014. The data is in, and there is no question that 2013 was the most active year for biotechnology initial public offerings since 2000....

Feb 4 2014, 3:20am CST

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Is Dropbox Funding Double Earlier Reports? Dropbox’s big round may actually have been bigger. Way bigger. Last week there was much brouhaha when various outlets reported that the San Francisco-based tech company had closed a $250 million round led by BlackRock...

Jan 31 2014, 8:47pm CST

Hardware Startups? New Accelerator Establishes In Fog City From China

Hardware Startups? New Accelerator Establishes In Fog City From China Despite its name that stands for Pacific Coast Highway, PCH International is not all that well known in the Bay Area. That could be about to change as this China-centric company opens a new base in San Francisco’s...

Jan 29 2014, 11:45pm CST

So You Got a New Product: Do You Have Proof-Of-Concept? I have had the luxury of meeting over 500 startups at Red Rocket Ventures over the last three years.  And, typically, most of them approach me at the same point in their startup development.  They...

Jan 29 2014, 11:23pm CST

60 Minutes' Shortsighted Report On Cleantech And Vinod Khosla Is An Attack On Am

60 Minutes' Shortsighted Report On Cleantech And Vinod Khosla Is An Attack On American Innovation “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs About two weeks ago, 60 Minutes ran a story evaluating Vinod Khosla’s investments in the Cleantech industry and interviewed several industry “...

Jan 28 2014, 10:40pm CST

Tom Perkins And Five Other Supervillain Moments From Silicon Valley

Tom Perkins And Five Other Supervillain Moments From Silicon Valley Action movie villains suffer from a curious compulsion to explain their evil schemes, usually while the hero is surreptitiously working his hands free of the ropes binding them to a doomsday machine. It seems silly on...

Jan 28 2014, 4:02pm CST

Crowdfunder Indiegogo Raises Own Big-Time Funding Slava Rubin is more than just the founder and CEO of Indiegogo, the would-be global leader in crowdfunding. As he promotes campaigns raised over his platform, Rubin also acts as part missionary, part mascot. Three...

Jan 28 2014, 4:22am CST

13 Fatal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Should Avoid---But Often Don't

13 Fatal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Should Avoid---But Often Don't Success inspires; failure instructs. If you run a company, you’re probably long on inspiration. Wisdom? We all could use more of that. That’s why I asked a slew of seasoned entrepreneurs and small-business advisors to...

Jan 27 2014, 10:25am CST

A Record Year For Israel's Technology Market With Acquisitions And IPOs Totaling $7.6 Billion

A Record Year For Israel's Technology Market With Acquisitions And IPOs Totaling $7.6 Billion Start-Up Nation topped the charts in 2013. The value of all successful exits in the Israeli technology market in 2013 reached a total of $7.6 billion, according to PwC Israel (PDF; in Hebrew). At $170 million, the value...

Jan 20 2014, 1:26pm CST

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Venture investments, number of deals up in 4Q Venture investments, number of deals grew in the 4th quarter NEW YORK (AP) — Funding for U.S. startups increased 20 percent in the final three months of 2013 as venture capitalists poured more money into...

Jan 17 2014, 11:21am CST

FarmLogs Raises $4 Million In Series A Funding

FarmLogs Raises $4 Million In Series A Funding FarmLogs is a farm management software startup that builds tools for helping farmers increase their productivity and efficiency. FarmLogs participated in the Y Combinator startup accelerator program in the winter of...

Jan 15 2014, 6:11am CST

Nutanix Is Tech's Newest 'Unicorn,' Raising Massive $101M Round At $1B Valuation

Nutanix Is Tech's Newest 'Unicorn,' Raising Massive $101M Round At $1B Valuation Nutanix has reached ‘unicorn’ status in Sillicon Valley in just four years, raising a $101 million Series D funding round Tuesday led by Riverwood Capital and SAP Ventures that values the datacenter infrastructure...

Jan 14 2014, 9:06am CST

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Ad Tech Shop Turn Raises $80M Late-Stage Round In March Toward Eventual IPO With millions flowing into ad tech, Turn Inc. has been a bit of an anomaly, not raising money for over three years and working to get cash-flow positive. But the company announced on Monday it has gotten in on the...

Jan 13 2014, 8:21am CST

How Cities Reshape Brand Narratives

How Cities Reshape Brand Narratives Refurbished phrases and branding elements seem to cycle through advertisements and public relations messaging every few months. Last year Ford spokesperson Mike Rowe started using the word “fresh” to describe features...

Jan 13 2014, 8:01am CST

Silicon Valley Taking A Smaller Slice Of The VC Pie

Silicon Valley Taking A Smaller Slice Of The VC Pie Other tech hubs are receiving a higher percentage of global venture capital investment, according to new data. Each year new tech hubs around the world attract more and more media attention, but are they also attracting...

Jan 13 2014, 7:31am CST

Crowdbuilding: The Real Story Behind Crowdfunding That No One's Telling

Crowdbuilding: The Real Story Behind Crowdfunding That No One's Telling With all the negativity and skepticism swirling around the SEC’s recent proposition to liberalize the laws of equity crowdfunding, it’s time for some contrarian content that sheds some more positive light on the topic...

Jan 13 2014, 7:31am CST

Tim Draper Loves Bitcoin, Pebble Watch And China

Tim Draper Loves Bitcoin, Pebble Watch And China It’s the second week of 2014, and I’m on my way to visit the world’s innovation center, Silicon Valley, for the first time. My destination: 2882 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park in California. I’m to meet Tim Draper, founder...

Jan 10 2014, 5:01pm CST